Ohio & Malta

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Description

After the fall of France in 1940 Malta became the lynchpin of the allied campaigns in the Mediterranean and North African theatres, being a vital base from which to attack Axis convoys, and the only allied port between Gibraltar in the west and Alexandria in the east. The Island was, however extremely difficult to keep supplied particularly with oil, which had to be transported in bulk and by the summer of 1942, the situation for its beleaguered garrison and civil population was desparate. The pedestal colony of August that year was deemed the last chance.
163 pages HB